Habitat for Humanity is well known for its work internationally building safe and secure homes. The non-profit’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. They work toward this goal by building and improving homes in partnership with local volunteers and businesses.
GoTo Roofing is glad to be part of the local team, helping to make Habitat for Humanity’s vision a reality in Southeast Michigan. In just the past two months, we have partnered with “H4H” of Huron Valley to install new roofs on eight homes in the West Willow neighborhood of Ypsilanti Township.
Coordinating the Projects
H4H Huron Valley’s clients in West Willow range from single mothers to senior citizens to WWII veterans. Teams of up to 20 volunteers perform related exterior projects for the homeowners, such as landscaping, exterior painting, cleaning gutters and awnings, and clearing brush. GoTo Roofing offered its services as a way of giving back to the community that supports us.
Heidi Frankenhauser, H4H’s Home Improvement Program Manager, worked with Steve Distelzweig, GoTo’s Territory Sales Manager, to coordinate the roofing projects this fall. “Steve is very personable,” Heidi said. “He explained roofing materials and terms to me. And GoTo’s pricing was the most inclusive, without a lot of added fees, so there was no sticker shock.”
Because of grant deadlines and volunteer day scheduling, the first four roofs had to be completed within a week of the bidding process! “GoTo Roofing contacted the homeowners to schedule within our timeline and completed the first four roofs within a week of winning the bid,” explained Heidi. “We appreciated their flexibility and timeliness. Steve’s been real easy to get a hold of and very responsive. Good customer service!”
The first four projects took place in September. Two more were completed in October, and another two in November. Some were replacements of existing roofs, others were new construction. “We try to keep our crews busy with work,” Steve said, “and it’s really nice to be putting roofs on peoples’ houses, especially when they really need them.”
You Can Get Involved, Too
Habitat for Humanity is always looking for more people to help meet the housing needs in our community. To learn more about donating or volunteering, go to their website and click on the “GET INVOLVED” link.
To obtain the same prompt, professional roofing expertise and personal service that GoTo Roofing provides to Habitat for Humanity, contact us today for a free inspection of your roof, siding, or windows.